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To All The Moms Out There...

By Coach Phatty, published on May 11, 2013

MY mom has been gone for more than 10 years now but I stil think of her almost everyday. So, to my mom and all the other mothers out there...this one is for you...

This is for all the mothers who froze their buns off on metal bleachers at soccer games on Friday night, instead of watching from cars. So that when their kids asked, "Did you see my goal?" They could say, "Of course, wouldn't have missed it for the world," and mean it.

This is for all the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in their arms, wiping up barf laced with Oscar Mayer wieners and cherry... (more)

Tags: child, moms, mother, parenthood, mom

A Heartwarming Story of Friendship: The Jesse Owens Story

By Coach Phatty, published on May 8, 2013

The 1936 Olympics was held in Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party had risen to power three years earlier and were already to spread their evil beliefs of racism and hate. Hitler believed that the “perfect” person was from an Aryan race…a blue-eyed, blond haired, the perfect physique without any blemishes or handicaps.

Hitler saw the Games as an opportunity to promote his government and ideals of racial supremacy to the world. The official Nazi party newspaper wrote in the strongest terms that Jews and Black people should not be allowed to participate in the Games. However,... (more)

Tags: hitler, friendship, olympics, track and field, jesse owens, 1936 olympics, luz long

A Shocking Letter to Dad

By Coach Phatty, published on May 6, 2013

A short time ago, I came across a story, which was posted by MumbaiiteAnuletter, about a letter that a daughter had written to her father. As a dad myself, I just couldn’t imagine the millions of thoughts that went through this father’s mind as he read it. I also believe that I would have felt the same way that he did by the time he finished reading the letter!

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A father passing by his teenage daughter’s bedroom was astonished to see the bed was nicely made and everything was neat and tidy.

Then he saw an envelope propped up prominently on the center of... (more)

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What 57 Cents Can Buy

By Coach Phatty, published on May 3, 2013

“I can’t go to Sunday School,” she sobbed to the pastor as he walked by. Seeing her shabby, unkempt appearance, the pastor guessed the reason and, taking her by the hand, took her inside and found a place for her in the Sunday school class. The child was so happy that they found room for her, and she went to bed that night thinking of the children who have no place to worship Jesus.

Some two years later, this child lay dead in one of the poor tenement buildings. Her parents called for the kindhearted pastor who had befriended their daughter to handle the final arrangements.

... (more)

Tags: 57 cents

No Act of Kindness is EVER Wasted

By Coach Phatty, published on May 2, 2013

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.

Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk.

He drank it slowly, and then asked, “How much do I owe you?”

“You don’t owe me anything,” she replied. “Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness.”

He said, “Then... (more)

Tags: kindness, kind, dr. howard kelly

The Perfect Man and The Perfect Woman

By Coach Phatty, published on May 1, 2013

Throughout the ages, people have wondered…who is the better sex? Is it the woman or the man? Who is usually right in an argument? Who is usually wrong? Well, I found this humorous little story / quiz that, I think, will help to answer this age-old question…at least a little bit. Enjoy!

The Perfect Man and the Perfect Woman

Once upon a time, a perfect man and a perfect woman met. After a perfect courtship, they had a perfect wedding. Their life together was, of course, perfect.

One snowy, stormy Christmas Eve, this perfect couple was driving their perfect car... (more)

Tags: woman, man, perfect

A Story to Melt Your Heart

By Coach Phatty, published on May 1, 2013

Generally, for most of us, life is good. We have healthy bodies, we can walk, talk, hear, see, and feel things. We can exercise, eat, drive our cars, live in a nice house and having loved one who care for us. On the most part, we have all been blessed, beyond measure. If you think about it, even on our worst days, we can still do all of these things...we should ALWAYS be thnkful for EVERYTHING that we have.

But what about the people that have to deal the unfortunate situations such as mental and physcial handicap? Terminal diseases? Lifelong sicknesses or deformities? Have we ever sat... (more)

Tags: inspirational, heartwarming, cerebral palsy, soldier coming home

Finding Success Through Rejection: The Authors

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 29, 2013

I always thought that it was interesting to discover how many successful and prominent people became that way because of situations that each one of them experienced. Many of their writings were rejected many, many times but, because they were committed, kept their focus and had the spirit of determination, they became successful writers. I found somefascinating information and facts from a blogger, Christian Mihai, that I thought would be interesting. These are great lessons to learn from other people...let's learn some things from the folowing authors that we can apply to... (more)

Tags: writing, writers, determination, perserverance, committment

A Glimpse Into Yesteryear

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 28, 2013

THE YEAR WAS 1904. Just a little more than one hundred years ago.

According to truthbook.com, here are some of the U.S. statistics for 1904:

- The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.

- Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.

- Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

- A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.

- There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads.

- The maximum speed limit in most... (more)

Tags: life, life styles, old time living

The Day Jim Brown Fought Muhammad Ali

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 26, 2013

I think we have all wondered at some time in our lives what it would be like if two super heroes got together and fought it out. Superman vs. Iron Man. The Rock vs. The Incredible Hulk. Batman vs. Captain America. But what about famous sports stars or Hall of Famers?

This is an amazing story, written by Ryan Wilson, that I found a while ago, about two of the greatest athletes of all time and the one time that they faced off against each other. This is a short but fascinating account of this meeting.

During his nine-year playing career, Hall of Famer and former Browns running... (more)

Tags: muhammad ali, jim brown

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